MTF’s Medical Examiner/Coroner Advisory Committee
Welcome to the resource page developed by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundationís Medical Examiner and Coroner Advisory Committee (MECC). The MTF MECC has been in existence since October 2006 and this page was established as a conduit of information and resources for those in the Medicolegal community, the tissue banking community, and organ procurement organizations (OPOs).
Documents and Resources
MECC Position Statement on the Timely Acquisition of Autopsy Findings After Tissue/Organ Donation
MTF Autopsy Release Form
If you are from a tissue bank or OPO and have made repeated, documented attempts to obtain an autopsy report from a medical examiner and have been refused, here is a one page MTF document that your organization can submit to us after completion by the pathologist.
National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
The MTF Medical Examiner/Coroner Advisory Committee supports the position of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) regarding the procurement of tissues and organs for transplantation. This position is that tissue/organ donation can be accomplished in virtually all cases without detriment to evidence collection, postmortem examination, determination of cause and manner of death, or the conduction of criminal or civil legal proceedings.
For additional Information about forensic medicine, pathology and medicolegal death investigation, please visit:
Offers a comprehensive, current and fast-track forensic training course and skills workshop to gain forensic knowledge and improve working relationships with medical examiners, coroners and death investigators. Check this link often for the latest workshop dates:
Sample presentations from MTF's first Forensic Pathology Workshop:
Offers an opportunity for those interested to practice your investigation skills by reviewing evidence, interviews and case details. New cases posted regularly.
United Network for Organ Sharing
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has a published an excellent and thorough resource entitled “Death Investigation and Organ and Tissue Donation: A Resource for Organ and Tissue Recovery Agencies, Medical Examiners and Coroners”. If you are interested in ordering a copy, this must be done directly through UNOS. Click here to order a copy.
If you have a problem opening this link, you can try visiting UNOS’ online store by visiting http://store.unos.org.
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